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(January 09, 2007 by support Send DollMail )
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Celebrity dollsI forget who said it, but I once heard that a model is not really a person on the runway, but more of a living coat hanger. With that in mind, it makes sense that the models must all be rather tall, slender, and roughly the same size and shape to ensure clothing drapes beautifully Ė the way it was designed. But is there such a thing as too thin for a model?

Body Woes

The United States has had a great deal of television and news dedicated to the celebrities and models in the spotlight. Apparently there is a tremendous amount of pressure on these young ladies to stay as trim and fit as possible. Unfortunately, many of these women crack under the pressure and chose unhealthy means to reach their target weight. That weight and size might also be extremely unhealthy as well.

The Results

Celebrity dollsUnfortunately, while body image might be a huge consideration for models and celebrities, it has trickled down to those who are not living in the spotlight. Eating disorders and image problems have never received as much press as they have in recent years. Young girls everywhere are getting ill from not eating correctly simply because they want to look like the beauties on the runways and magazines.

Taking Control

Some countries are beginning to take control of the situation, however. Many countries, led by Spain, are beginning to ban models under the age of 16 and of a certain weight. Italy is the latest of the group to be working on a manifesto stating exactly how far is too far for these women.

Celebrity dollsThe countries making the changes are some of the most fashion forward, and it is likely that others will be joining them. In Spain, models must now have a body mass index (BMI) of more than 18.5. This means that they are healthy overall for their height. Underweight models will be banned from the catwalks.

While this regulation might seem a bit silly, or perhaps a long time in coming, it has roots in serious events. A model in Brazil, Ana Carolina Resto, actually died from complications of anorexia. In her desire to stay thin, she brought about her own death. A month before another model, Luisel Ramos, died from heart failure brought on by anorexia. Many of the governments now feel obligated to step in and help put a stop to unhealthy practices on the runway and magazines.

What It Means

Celebrity dollsWhile most of us are not in the group being banned from the catwalk, the new legislation does have an impact on everyone. Instead of being inundated with images of super skinny girls wearing the latest styles, we might actually get to see healthy beauty on television and in magazines.

Perhaps over time the standards will change and we'll get to see more models like Cindy Crawford, Tyra Banks, and others who are more interested in looking healthy and beautiful than skinny and beautiful. It can only be a change for the better to start admiring those who exercise and eat well rather than making celebrities of those simply not eating at all.


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x__SiinY0riiTa

24/Female
Netherlands, The
Posted On: January 15, 2007
I hate models.No offence,but i do.They're like plastic dolls,only more plastic.
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ex_oh_ex_06

21/Female
New England, WV
Posted On: January 15, 2007
i don't think it matters. as long as they don't have to go to a hospital they are fine.
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tieshaward

30/Female
CA
Posted On: January 14, 2007
im 22 yrs old. i love the way i look im short and thick my bestfrind is short and thin and she is beatiful another friend is tall and wide and she is beautiful none of us look alike and thats beautiful these ppl glamorize weighing 90lbs and looking like one another if we all looked alike god would have made that way the differences that we all have is what makes us beautiful
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elfwood1

49/Female
Marengo, OH
Posted On: January 14, 2007
I belive modles CAN be thin.But not so thin you can see every bone in their bodies.Nor the fact that they wear such revaling clothing.-I'm 13 incase you was wondering about my comment and what type of old bat made something like that..- I mean, seriously, too much cleavage, too little cloth.I don't mind SOME of it, but when the shirt are spilt up top, sies, and has barly a back, WAY over board.
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kbeautifulgirl

20/Female
Baker, LA
Posted On: January 14, 2007
I think they are too skiny and they are a bad example for girls and they should learn how to eat and worryiing how skinny they are and they should stay healthy
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hollypocket

23/Female
Germantown, TN
Posted On: January 14, 2007
I know I've already posted here, but I'd like to say that I think models should be all shapes and sizes, some skinny, some average, some overweight.A group of models to represent each group of people who will ultimately buy whatever is being modeled.
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kit_kat08

20/Female
Houston, TX
Posted On: January 14, 2007
Models don't need to be skinny b/c that makes ppl self conchins
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Leilani46

22/Female
Panama City Beac, FL
Posted On: January 14, 2007
models die over trying to be fit its just not right
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lakehabosu12

19/Female
Hayden Lake, ID
Posted On: January 14, 2007
i think people come in all shapes and sizes and model agencys put them down if their not a size 2 and thats rude
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kitty_013

20/Female
Ponca City, OK
Posted On: January 13, 2007
i don't think models should be so thin cuz there r people that r bigger than that and it makes people think u need to be like that!!!!!!!!!

~Angel
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milla_91

23/Female
Norway
Posted On: January 13, 2007
When/if I become a clothing-designer, I am not, I repeat; NOT, gonna have models that look like skeletons
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mrs_steptoe

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: January 13, 2007
i don't care about the way i look because i'm happy with my life and so should everybody else be with their's!!!
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sexy_doll_chic

23/Female
Antarctica
Posted On: January 13, 2007
I've read some of the comments and I'd just like to say this to some people: I'd rather be fat than be anorexic.

But yes, I agree with this article 100%. Models, to me, just make people feel bad about themselves and like to show off their bodies for attention and money. Hasn't anyone ever heard of "It matters what on the outside, not the inside"?
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Bling_Bling_ch

24/Female
MN
Posted On: January 13, 2007
i totally agree i modle and im 13 but still i have to be really thin and one of my really good frineds couldnt molde anymore becuase since we havea wight limit and it is 120 for my height and for her hight it was 100 and she got to 109 or sumthing adn tehy said either go on the worst diet of your life or you gone and it was so sad i do think alot of modles are WAY TO thin
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animal1217

24/Female
Posted On: January 13, 2007
I agree 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 (even MORE then that)(That may not even be a number!!!)
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